Nipomo High School Alumni Girls Volleyball Game: A benefit for the Delaney Lemus Scholarship Fund

In honor of former Nipomo High volleyball player Delaney Lemus, who died of cancer in 2011, an alumni game will be held Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at the school’s gym as part of a fundraiser.

The first annual alumni volleyball event, which has a $5 entry fee, will raise money for the “Spirit of Sport” scholarship fund in Lemus’ name. The event also will have a raffle that includes gym and pizza prizes.

College scholarships will be given to graduating Nipomo volleyball athletes who demonstrate a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Coordinator Darlene Ballestero-Pirotte said that one alumni team consisting of girls volleyball players from the graduating classes of 2009 to 2011 will play the varsity, then a second alumni team with players from the 2005 to 2008 classes will play the varsity. Then the two alumni teams will play each other.

Ballestero-Pirotte said coordinators are working to line up corporate sponsors for next year.

To donate or become a sponsor, call Ballestero-Pirotte at 748-7921 or send a check in the name of the Delaney Lemus Scholarship Fund to 525 N. Thompson Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444.